Tigers’ Doug Fister Has A Confession

DETROIT (CBS Detroit) – Detroit Tigers pitcher and Southern California native Doug Fister gets the start in the World Series  Thursday night — and he has a confession.

“I’ve grown up … don’t tell anybody, I was a Giants fan,” Fister told reporters Wednesday. “Being able to come to a couple of games when I was little; it’s always been a dream and a goal for me and now it’s happening, so it’s definitely special.”

Fister reportedly grew up about 130 miles from San Francisco’s AT&T Park.

He’s excited about the start, but little anxious about getting up to bat, since the game is in a National League stadium.

“That’s a part of the game that, you know (we pitchers) in the American League really don’t get a chance to do very often — only during inner-league and now during the World Series,” said Fister. “It’s as necessity that everybody, you know, kinda has fun with. But, at the same time, it’s a part of the game that you really have to focus.”

The Tigers hoping to get even in Game 2 of the World Series Thursday night in San Francisco after Wednesday night’s 8-3 loss in the opening game of the best-of-seven series.

The first pitch is just after 8 p.m. You can hear all the World Series games on 97.1 The Ticket.

 – Complete World Series Coverage Here –


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best 4th Of July Concerts In Metro DetroitStaying home this weekend? Celebrate the 4th of July by rocking out at one of these shows.
Hump Day Drinks: 8 Cheery Cocktail RecipesNow that you've made it through half the work week, it's time to celebrate!

Watch & Listen